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Nonprofits to Participate in a Fundraising Project

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Toledo Community Foundation (TCF)

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Deadline Date:

12/13/17 11:59 PM


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Matching grants of $500 and one award of $5,000 to Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan nonprofits for participating in a local fundraising campaign. Applicants must register by November 27, 2017. Priority is given to nonprofits serving the greater Toledo area. The event will take place on November 28, 2017.

#GivingTuesday™ is a national day of giving at the start of the holiday season that celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations. Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade have partnered to support local nonprofits in this effort by promoting the program and encouraging donations through a matching grant opportunity.

Organizations that successfully register and participate in the matching grant program will automatically be entered into a random drawing.

Matching funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to participating nonprofit organizations, with a maximum award of $500 per organization.

Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade are excited to announce for the second time the availability of a $5,000 award for one area nonprofit organization who participates in #GivingTuesdayNWO. Organizations that successfully register and participate in the matching grant program will automatically be entered into a random drawing.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148871

Estimated Size of Grant:

Matching grants: up to $500
Award: $5,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants will only be awarded to nonprofit, charitable organizations which have been designated as having tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.

Pre-proposal Conference:

This year, the Foundation is expanding your opportunity to tap into support not only from The Center but also from other members of your community. It's called the #GTNWOMastermind to help your organization optimize this day of giving.


- Tap into the collective wisdom of the community for specific knowledge and new perspectives
- Get ideas, resources, and processes to help your organization reach your #GivingTuesday goals
- Form connections with incredible people to create support, energy, and momentum
- Create an accountability structure to support your #GivingTuesday goals

- No fee to participate
- Facilitated, in-person meetings 90, 60 and 30 days leading up the #GivingTuesday
- Work with planning templates and checklists to be ready on #GivingTuesday


- Tuesday August 29, 8:00 am – 9:30 am - This event has already occurred
- Tuesday September 26, 8:00 am – 9:30 am - This event has already occurred
- Tuesday October 24, 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Location: 300 Madison Ave., 8th floor, Toledo, OH 43604

If you have questions about this unique technical assistance opportunity, please contact Heather Bradley.

See here for more on the Mastermind Group:

See the link in Contact Information below to register.

Pre-Application Information:

Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Should more funds be available than total grant requests, a secondary process to distribute remaining funds will be instituted.

Only donations received on November 28, 2017 are eligible for the matching grant program.

This matching grant program employs a two-step application process. Both steps must be completed in order to be eligible for funding consideration.

Step One: Registration – Organizations must register their participation in the #GivingTuesdayNWO local campaign through the Toledo Community Foundation website by noon on November 27, 2017. The online registration form (Intent to Participate) can be found in Step 1 for nonprofits at This step is a mandatory prerequisite for grant eligibility.

Step Two: Application – Proposals of up to $500 will be accepted during a limited window of time from noon on December 6, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. on December 13, 2017 through the Toledo Community Foundation’s online application process. The online application can be accessed via the grants page on the Foundation’s website at

An updated list of registered nonprofit organizations will be uploaded to the Foundation website on November 7, 14 and 21. A final list of registered organizations will be uploaded to the website by 5 p.m. on November 27, 2017.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to register for Giving Tuesday:

To register for the Mastermind Event:

For additional information, please contact:

Patrick Johnston, Program Officer
Toledo Community Foundation, Inc.
300 Madison Avenue, Suite 1300
Toledo, OH 43604
Telephone: (419) 241-5049

Heather Bradley

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USA: Michigan: Southeast region;   Ohio: Northwest region, with a priority for the greater Toledo area

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